delusory

adjective
de·​lu·​so·​ry | \ di-ˈlü-sə-rē How to pronounce delusory (audio) , -zə-, dē- \

Definition of delusory

Examples of delusory in a Sentence

the delusory notion that wealth invariably brings happiness

First Known Use of delusory

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Delusory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delusory. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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